Root canals are not as scary as you’ve been told! Most patients say they are no more painful than getting a filling.
A root canal removes infected or damaged nerve tissue from the center of the tooth, eliminating pain permanently. Some reasons you may need a root canal include:
After the nerve is removed, the tooth cavity is filled and then sealed off so no bacteria can get in. A root canal removes the living part of the tooth, making it very fragile. Because of this, it is necessary to get a crown for any teeth that get a root canal.
If you’ve got painful teeth, a root canal might be all you need to stop suffering! Call us today to schedule your free consult at 434-622-0600.